To quote Bill Paxton in Alien 2, “Game over man! Game over!” Count me among those who have lost hope that this nation can ever be turned around. We have finally reached the tipping point that conservatives and libertarians have been predicting for decades. So many people now get a check in one form or another from the government that it is no longer possible to win the presidency on a platform of limited government, lower taxes, and less spending. Add to that the fact that we’ve given ourselves a historical and civic lobotomy and we’re entering the twilight of the republic. Exhibit “A” is Virginia. Virginia, like Maryland, will never again go Republican.